So, I’ve been doing a lot of being and chilling this summer. I’ve read some really incredible books “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer, “Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte, and a book on “Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga” by Sally Kempton.
All three have brought out different things. The Untethered Soul speaks to meditation and mindfulness. Allowing our thoughts to pass without judgement so we experience more mental peace and less mental chatter. I’m not done with it yet.
See, I find that I need to pick up books, read awhile, and put them down. So, I honor that. When it’s time, I pick up the book again. I am also reading “The Vortex” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. It’s about manifesting the perfect relationships in your life. It to me, goes hand in hand with mindfulness and not assuming.
Danielle LaPorte’s book “The Desire Map” is actually not just a book. There’s a book, workbook, and audio lessons. It’s about learning what you REALLY want, i.e. what are your core desired feelings. What you do in life should align with that. Powerful stuff. That lead to thinking about healing. I’ve done a lot of healing, and I have felt the difference.
In figuring out what my CDF’s were, there was a quiet moment where “I want to feel safe” came out. I honored it, using the mindfulness of “The Untethered Soul”. I then realized how very safe I was. I live in a good neighborhood, I no longer have to be afraid of things that go bump in the night (although not too long ago, I did, but we learned oh yes, we learned). So, I continued on, using the workbook to navigate to what are my core desired feelings. Then, in karmic wonder, the universe gives you what you need when you need it, her journal The Desire Map vol. 1 was on sale. POW!
These are such juicy, crunchy soul prompts. Each page has a quote or a prompt for writing. The left page has that, the right allows for continuing of thought. So this past weekend I journaled my little heart out. It felt dang good. So good that I started to noodle around with Garage Band on my iPad.
Then from there, I was following Desire Map goodness (it’s not a cult, really) on Pinterest, and saw the word “shakti”. See, the last show I didn’t do was going to be on divine feminine. I now realize I wasn’t ready to dive in. So, I found this book, and it’s all about getting in touch with the divine feminine. It was lovely. See, male or female, we have female energy. Just as male or female, we have male energy. It’s balancing them, or honoring that maybe you’re just super spiked with one of those two energies that’s the key.
So, that’s been my summer reading. I’ve also been doing a lot of mental cleaning, and I’m starting back up with decluttering. It has been wonderful to do that, and the more I honor the quiet voice that has guided me to those things, the better I’ve felt.
So, how have you honored your spirit this summer? Do you need to do so?